Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Bookworms Sports Day 2014

On a beautiful Wednesday morning in February, bookworms had their first ever sports day! In fact, first ever sports day of homeschooled children in Karachi! Umm Ayeshah kindly invited us for this event to a park nearby her home in Malir Cantt. She and her girls were the hosts, who made this day happen - thanks to all of them for the warm welcome and all the work behind the scene!

The official program of the Bookworms Sports Day 2014 was as follows:
9.00 arrival of guests
9.30 informal games
10.00 Qirat (by Hassan Suharwardy)
10.20 races for boys / girls - football
11.00 young kids and girls races / boys football & cricket
12.30 cleanup time
12.45 move indoors for certificate distribution
01.15 Salaah and lunch

Children participated in the following races: flat race, book-on-the-head race, lemon-and-spoon race, frog race, wheel-burrow race, walking backwards race, three-legged race, sack (pillow cover) race, skipping-rope race, flying of paper airplanes and tug-of-war.

Around 11 am, kids enjoyed also a snack break - courtesy of Umm Ayeshah, who had wisely understood the need for that perfect chocolate bar, which would give the required energy to continue the races! After the races, kids chilled out in the nearby playground.

Seeing the children enjoy the races and have so much fun, mothers also lined up for some races - flat race, book-on-the head race and three-legged race. Needless to say, children were very excited to see them compete. 

Participation certificates were issued to 33 homeschooled children, Alhamdulillah. Handing out of certificates was followed by a closing ceremony - Party Poppers!

Special thanks to Dr. Mehreen for the cute name tags and to sr. Atika for printing out the certificates.

Insha'Allah, Sports Day from now on will be an annual event of Bookworms Book Club.

Here are some photos from our first ever sports day: